Events

  1. Year 6 (2017) into Year 7 Transition Evening

    26 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  2. Let’s Explore

    27 October
  3. SMGS Open Day

    27 October
  4. Prefects Camp

    29 October - 30 October
  5. P & F Meeting

    1 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

News

  • Term 4 Arts Events

    On Thursday 2nd November, the Junior School students will showcase music, art and other class work at the annual ‘Cre8ive Session – Junior’.  This has formerly been known as ‘VAV’.  The evening will commence at 5pm and will feature a musical performance from each Junior School class as well as solo and duet performances from […]
  • Bright Sparks and the Junior School Homework Club are back for Term 4

    Bright Sparks (Senior School) Bright Sparks (Senior School) is back this week! During Term 4, Bright Sparks sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.               Junior School Homework Club Bright Sparks Junior will commence this week on Tuesdays 24 October at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. […]
  • SMGS P&F Fundraiser – Farm Fresh Mango’s

    If you love mangoes, here’s your chance to indulge in fresh juicy Kensington Pride Mangoes and support our fundraising drive. They are direct from the Farm. Money raised will go towards building a BBQ area for students and Staff.
  • Rokit’s Edibles @ SMGS Canteen – Term 4 Menu

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

Students get a first glimpse of local artist and author’s children’s book

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Junior School|

At the end of Term 3, the SMGS Junior School were delighted to meet local artist and author, Toni Cary, and her partner Clinton who visited in the last week of term. We were privileged [...]

SMGS’ Budding Mathematicians Rise to the Occasion in the 2017 MCYA

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Senior School|

Twenty-seven students from SMGS recently completed the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA).  This is a competition developed by the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee and is designed to extend and challenge budding young mathematicians in [...]

Snowsports Celebrated at End-of-Season Presentation Night

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Snowsports|

On Thursday, 14 September, SMGS held its annual Snowsports Presentation Night at Rydges Horizons in Jindabyne. National team member participation certificates were handed out, as well as ASSSTCs team medals, Interschools all-rounder medals, best-in-discipline awards, [...]